diatonic scale

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Noun1.diatonic scale - a scale with eight notes in an octave; all but two are separated by whole tones
musical scale, scale - (music) a series of notes differing in pitch according to a specific scheme (usually within an octave)
musical mode, mode - any of various fixed orders of the various diatonic notes within an octave
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There are three emergent processes: the completion of the master set (G A B Bb C Ab F# F E D Eb Db); (15) the completion of the two octatonic sets (A: A B C D Eb F Gb Ab and B: B Db D E F G Ab Bb); and the appearance of a "hyper-diatonic" set consisting of the F diatonic collection plus Eb and B; that is, a scale of seven fifths: Eb Bb F C G D A E B.
Although this chord forms a diatonic collection with the flute line, the flute alone has articulated an octatonic collection with its final three whole-tone dyads (D-C, F[MUSCAL NOTES NOT REPRODUCIBLE]-G[MUSCAL NOTES NOT REPRODUCIBLE], and D[MUSCAL NOTES NOT REPRODUCIBLE]-E[MUSCAL NOTES NOT REPRODUCIBLE].) In measure 4, with a downward arpeggio, the piano abandons its high A[MUSCAL NOTES NOT REPRODUCIBLE] and substitutes a low A[MUSCAL NOTES NOT REPRODUCIBLE], thus furnishing the fourth dyad of the collection, A-B, which it highlights with a trill.
Richard Hermann also points out that the 048 trichord does not occur diatonically, and hence implies a chromatic alteration to any conceptually prior diatonic collection.
(See Example 3.) His strategy for most of the song's eight lines is to begin with F Dorian, then gradually introduce tones foreign to Dorian on key words of the text, first forming transpositions or inversions of subsets of the diatonic collection, then eventually producing collections that cannot refer to the diatonic collection as a parent.
A third example of a cadence is the mapping of a Stufung-interpretation [C.sup.(3)] of a diatonic collection onto the smallest set of Stufen necessary to define the collection.